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Cuban prime minister recalls guerrilla fighter Vilma Espin

Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero on Saturday recalled Cuban guerrilla fighter Vilma Espin on the 15th anniversary of her death.

In a message on Twitter, the politician acknowledged the example of the clandestine fighter and eternal president of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).

“She was a Cuban woman dedicated to a just cause, and we always remember Vilma Espin. 15 years after her death, her example lives as if she were still among us,” Marrero tweeted.

Espin died on June 18, 2007, in Havana at the age of 77 due to the aggravation of a disease that had afflicted her for some time.

Her remains rest in a Mausoleum at the Frank País Second Eastern Front, in Santiago de Cuba province, where she did major work in military and civil tasks for the consolidation of the guerrilla front led by then Commander Raul Castro.

At the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, on January 1, 1959, Vilma led the unification of women’s organizations and thus the FMC was established on August 23, 1960, of which she was its president and led women’s participation to a prominent place in all fronts.